Published: June 1, 2013
By Yogi Ramacharaka. Published in English in 1904One of the first lessons in the book The Yogi Science of Breath is to learn how to breathe through the nostrils, and to overcome the common practice of mouth breathing. Please read an excerpt from this fascinating book:
"The breathing mechanism of Man is so constructed that he may breathe either through the mouth or nasal tubes, but it is a matter of vital importance to him
which method he follows, as one brings health and strength and the other disease and weakness.
It should not be necessary to state to the student that the proper method of breathing is to take the breath through the nostrils, but alas! The ignorance among civilized people regarding this simple matter is astounding. We find people in all walks of life habitually breathing through their mouths, and allowing their children to follow their horrible and disgusting example.
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